Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PSN Still Down. But When It's Up, Change Your Password!

In another fun addition to the Sony drama, they have announced that hackers may have obtained user data between the period of April 17-19.

Thanks for waiting a week to tell us. >.> I'm pretty sure most normal systems would have been able to determine that within a few hours of occurring. But it's Sony. *shrugs*

The information that has potentially been stolen are PSN ID's, passwords, names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, and birth dates. There is also the potential of credit card numbers being stolen (if you purchased PSN points or bought a game) but that has yet to be confirmed. It's also unknown how many accounts were compromised. But they had a period of 2 days to do it, so there's a good chance that a lot of them were.

The network is still down with no predetermined date of when it'll be back up. But once it is, Sony, and everyone with common sense, recommends that you log in and immediately change your password. You should also keep an eye out on your credit reports and the like. And if you get any strange e-mails asking personal info, report them to the FTC, FCC, and Sony. You know. The usual. It's be awesome to handle all of this stuff now, but PSN is still down. Thanks Sony. Way to keep loyal customers.

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